To many, the electric guitar is the symbol of rock n’ roll. It seems to always get the most attention and generally carries its own personality, through the guitar itself and through the artist who plays it. Simply put, it embodies all that is great in rock: sound, power, beauty, and innovation. Sure, other instruments do the same, just not quite like the almighty electric guitar.

We wanted to share with you some of the most iconic guitar brands that have been evident throughout the history of rock n’ roll.  You will certainly recognize most of these guitars, but you might be surprised by the artists who play them. Let’s jump ahead to see which electric guitars made this very cool list.